If there was one thing every Final Fantasy fan had on their mind in the past year or two, it was, “Where’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake?” Originally announced at PlayStation’s E3 conference all the way back in 2015, Final Fantasy 7 Remake was real and we all celebrated that moment together.
While the initial trailer in 2015 gave us a very juicy look at the new art style and power of the PS4, it was also our first chance at seeing beloved characters from the game in a whole new light. There was one thing for certain though, the game was clearly still early in development.
Skip ahead four years and we finally get to see Cloud Strife and the rest of the gang in action once again via a new trailer showcased today during PlayStation’s “State of Play” broadcast.
Here are five things that we learned and discovered after watching the latest trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Our First Look at Aerith
Aerith Gainsborough is a joyful and free-spirited character in the Final Fantasy 7 universe. She’s also always cheering her party members up when the going gets tough.
From the beginning of the trailer, we can see her in a peaceful pose, contemplating. Right as the tension of the trailer starts gaining momentum, we see a memorable scene unfold.
In the original, Cloud and the gang blow up the first Mako Reactor and there’s a lot of commotion after the battle. It’s at this pivotal moment when Aerith gives Cloud his first flower showing that she’s always willing to lend a helping hand even if it means distracting Cloud from his main goal.
The true question will be, can the player still take or deny the flower, or even pay Gil for it like in the original? Will we see Aerith and Tifa both have an affinity for Cloud while still remaining friends?
It will be very interesting to see what the team at Square Enix will change and keep the same regarding the story in Final Fantasy VII. We will just have to wait and see!